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Pao Pereira

What other names is Pao Pereira known by?

Bergibita, Geissospermum laeve, Geissospermum vellosii, Pao-Pereira, Pau Pereira, Poirier du Brésil.

What is Pao Pereira?

Pao pereira is a tree. The bark is used to make medicine.

People take pao pereira for cancer, constipation, fever, liver disease, malaria, sexual arousal, and stomach problems.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pao pereira for these uses.

How does Pao Pereira work?

Pao pereira might prevent cancer from growing. It might also help eliminate the parasite that causes malaria.

Are there safety concerns?

It isn't known if pao pereira is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of pao pereira during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Pao Pereira.

The appropriate dose of pao pereira depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pao pereira. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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Reviewed on 9/17/2019

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